We are committed to being active members of the communities where Northwest Hardwoods has a presence. Our goal is to bring value to each community we touch through both economic and educational opportunities. We communicate openly to build positive relationships with community leaders, employees and other stakeholders.
Relationships with Indigenous People
We respect indigenous cultures and work towards developing and maintaining mutually beneficial long-term relationships with these communities. We work cooperatively with governments, including those of indigenous communities. We ensure fair and transparent business is conducted in a way that accommodates the interests and concerns of these indigenous groups. We make employment opportunities known to indigenous people in areas where we operate, and recognize their skills and knowledge to better understand our business and the resources we use.
We are committed to protecting the natural resources of the communities we are a part of. We actively promote and apply sustainable practices to ensure the long-term health of hardwood forests. This is an integral part of our business and can be seen from procurement of logs to shipment of lumber.